For the first time in decades, Cuban people en masse are rising up against the authoritarian Communist regime and demanding freedom, and they are being jailed and shot for it, like every other Communist regime has done. What does this mean for us in America?
In this country at the moment we still have some freedoms. We need to use our voices to stand for freedom while we still have it because there are and always be people like Castro who talk with compelling words and yet, as we have seen over 50 years in Cuba, lied and cheated and killed to maintain power, sacrificing the regular people like you and me.
This matters because Marxism, Socialism, Communism are not compatible with the gospel of Jesus.
Even the very foundation of Marxism is anti-Christianity:
“The first requisite of the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion,” Karl Marx.
Christianity, of course, is centered on God. Marxism, Socialism, Communism are all centered on the state. The state becomes the provider, sustainer, protector, and lawgiver for every citizen. The state is God. For the Christian, the authority is the God of the universe. For Marxism, Socialism and Communism, the government is the authority and they cannot stand any higher authority.
You only get to choose one path, you cannot serve two master, you either choose the state, the government, the rulers, or you choose God. As Joshua many years ago said, “choose this day whom you will serve, but as for me and my house we will serve the Lord.” (Joshua 24)
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